The bad news, the good news

Today’s bad news: There is a cold that is chasing me down and trying to catch me. Ugh.
The good news is I have rested a lot in the last two days and am trying to take care of myself.

The bad news is I am going to speak 5 messages in the next two days- pray for me.

The good news is that this is a God Encounter Weekend, not a Cindy Encounter Weekend. When we make room for God, He always shows up. Mostly, I try to get out of the way anyway.

I wrote the following yesterday as I was getting ready and praying for this God Encounter Weekend. I know a couple of the teenagers that are coming are deeply wounded and just starting to accept God’s healing touch – this weekend is going to be pivotal for them. I wrote this with them in mind:

The bad news is that you are broken.
The good news is that you don’t have to stay that way.

The bad news is you have been hurt, taken advantage of, violated, victimized and that you have done this to others as well.

The good news is that you can be healed, remade, created anew, have victory and can be free from your past. Even if that past was yesterday, last week, last month.

The bad news is that healing is a process and it’s not easy.
Just like the recovery takes longer than the surgery,
So your healing takes longer that the sin that cuts you so deep.

The good news is you don’t go through it alone.

The bad news is that you are human and so is everyone else that lives on this planet. Sin happens.

The good news is there is a Savior, who was fully human and is fully divine. Fully able to understand. Fully able to redeem.

The bad news is your broken.
The good news is that I’m about to introduce you to the Healer.

God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 MSG)

Thank You, Jesus.

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